This Holiday season, Clarisonic decided to change things up a bit. This year, they decided to partner with the Keith Haring Foundation for their first-ever artist series of limited-edition devices. I was able to attend the launch party of the Clarisonic x Keith Haring collection in NYC earlier this month and speak with Dr. Robb Akridge, the co-founder of Clarisonic, about why he chose to collaborate with the Keith Haring Foundation and a few must-know tips for using the skin cleansing device.
Dr. Robb spent much of his life researching a cure for HIV/AIDS, which fueled his passion for the partnership with the Keith Haring foundation. Many of you are probably familiar with Keith Haring’s artwork, even if you don’t recognize his name. His bold and energetic works of art gained popularity in the early 1980s, which he used as a platform to become an activist and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. He eventually died of the disease, but his art lives on forever and the Keith Haring Foundation continues his legacy onwards, raising funds and awareness for our fight to find a cure.
This Holiday season, Clarisonic has launched three limited-edition kits which each include a Mia2 device (each with a different image pattern from Keith’s iconic work), a Sensitive Brush Head, a water-resistant cosmetic bag (with Keith’s “Love” print on the outside) as well as a 1oz sample of gel cleanser and charger. Additionally, a portion of the sale of each kit will be donated to the Keith Haring Foundation.
Why is a Clarisonic the perfect gift to give? Because everyone can use one. The device uses over 300 oscillations per second to flush out dirt, oil and makeup from pores 6x better than using hands one. It is recommended by dermatologists and skincare experts all around the world (many spas even use them for facials)! The technology is protected by over 40 patents, which is why Dr. Robb told me all of the copycat skincare cleansing brushes out there just can’t compare to the original Clarisonic.
I’ve known about Clarisonic for a long time—and one of the most common complaints I hear from people is that it is too harsh or irritates the skin. So of course, I had to as Dr. Robb for a solution. “The most common mistake that people make is not using enough cleanser or enough water. Use a lot of cleanser on the brush and bring it into the shower with you. You need a lot of water to flush out the pores and it will help the device glide over the skin easier.”
Each kit retails for $149 and are available at Sephora.shop this story